Mr. Finch always expects good behavior out of Jem and Scout. Atticus also provides everything for his family. Atticus is a good father because he will explain everything. During the story Atticus explains to Scout what a compromise is. He told Scout the importance of compromising and how she
He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a benevolent man of strong morals. He raise his children the way he sees right. Atticus looks into the depth of people’s character regardless of their color and looks. In the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people of Maycomb he tries to make his own children see that it is better to use one 's head than to resort to fists. Jem and Scout have perfect confidence in their father.
Atticus is an unbiased in the way he gets his children to see different perspectives and accept others for what they are because he realized there is no major difference between them and himself. On page 39, Atticus is talking to Scout about Miss Caroline. He says, “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into this skin and walk around in it.” This shows that Atticus never judges people until he can comprehend their views and this is important to the story because it explains why he fights for Scout’s dressing rights and agrees to the Tom Robinson case. Later in the story, on page 144 Atticus tells Scout “I do my best to love everybody... I’m hard put, sometimes-baby, it’s never
They are not archetypes. No one is fully good or fully bad. Take Ian Goade: We first see him as a teacher, who takes his job seriously. We like him, because he seems like a good person. He teaches kids, he cares for them (“I helped the boy up from the ground and asked if he was hurting anywhere”) and he doesn’t seem arrogant (“Not because I’m a better teacher than my colleagues”).
Personal values and morals are instilled into children by their parents . Jem and Scout Finch, characters from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, are open minded, educated, young children that have a father named Atticus Finch who tries to teach his children to have sound morals and personal values . The children have not been sheltered from life's hardships due to their father Atticus's views on parenting instead they have learned right from wrong. Atticus Finch believes that not sheltering his kids from the world allows them to form strong morals and values. Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals.
“You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me just hold your head high and keep those fists down. Try fighting with your head for a change.” In other words Atticus, Scout’s father is telling her not to worry or care what people think but to not use violence to fight back to use her head and ignore them to keep her head high. Scout learns that instead of making her life hard and hurtful listening to people insult her father, to just ignore the people’s opinion. The motif in the chapter it shows us that Scout doesn’t need her fists to defend her family. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee used conflict, character, and motif to convey the theme of people often defend their family’s honor, through violence.
Abner Snopes would abuse his son and one particular moment Sarty realize that he did not want to live in fear with his father rules. In this context it is believable that Sarty wants to do the right things from now on,"If I had said they wanted only truth, justice, he would have hit me again." But now he said nothing. He was not crying. He just stood there”(Faulkner, 3).
Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson. As said in the book “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee 85-87) Ultimately Atticus has a lot of passion in his heart to deal with the people he does everyday and be able to stand up to those who don’t agree with his beliefs. A final example of how Atticus is able to show courage through others is through the Cunningham’s. Atticus is able to compromise with Mr.Cunningham and help him out in exchange for something they are able to repay him
She treated the children as if they were her own. She made sure they ate and had nice, and clean clothes to wear whenever school started. Atticus was definitely a major role model for both his children because he was a well-mannered father. From the beginning of the novel until the end, his kids were trying to make him proud of them. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand” is just one of the non-violent, influential lessons he told his children.
Other parents want to protect their children from experiencing or even knowing about unhappy or unpleasant events so they decide to tell them very little about the actual reasons for the divorce. There are parents that tell their children too much about the causes of the divorce. When a parent is hurt they often want someone to talk to, so they talk to their child. This is not necessary, especially if the child is very young because they feel that they have been told that information so they would be against the other parent. Children want their parents to talk to them about the divorce but this has to be to some extent.